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Professor Hand is a clinical academic, specialising in the field of Parkinson's disease. Her research interests include examining motor and non-motor features of Parkinson's, sexual dysfunction and information provision. She is leading on a longitudinal study examining the care needs in people with moderate to advanced disease and aspects related to care home placement. Professor Hand is currently leading on a project that is examining the scope and role of the Parkinson's Nurse across the UK. 

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  • An evaluation of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals 4Ps Programme for the development of nurses, midwives and allied healthcare professionals’ research skills, Pope, F., Faraday, J., Hand, A., Tinkler, L. 11 Apr 2024, In: Nurse researcher
  • Use of a mobile app by people with Parkinson's disease to improve self-management: a feasibility study, Hand, A., Wales, J., Cook, G., Kirton, A. Feb 2024, In: British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
  • Influences on Paramedic Prescribing: Student and Prescriber Perspectives, Pryor, C., Hand, A., Dunn, J. 1 Sep 2023, In: British Paramedic Journal
  • Older people’s perceptions and self-reported usage of the mobile app, “Hear Me Now”: a feasibility study, Cook, G., Hand, A., Wales, J., Kirton, A. 30 May 2023, In: Working with Older People
  • The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Informal Caregivers of People with Parkinson’s Disease Residing in the UK: A Qualitative Study, Rippon, D., Hand, A., Dismore, L., Caiazza, R. 1 May 2023, In: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
  • What is available to support pain management in Parkinson’s: a scoping review protocol, Parkinson, M., Ryan, C., Avery, L., Hand, A., Ramaswamy, B., Jones, J., Lindop, F., Silverdale, M., Baker, K., Naisby, J. 23 Nov 2023, In: International Journal for Equity in Health
  • Clinical Management Plans, Pryor, C., Hand, A. 1 Nov 2022, Independent and Supplementary Prescribing At a Glance, Hoboken, US, Wiley
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis of the Parkinson’s KinetiGraph and clinical assessment in the management of Parkinson's Disease, Chaudhuri, K., Hand, A., Obam, F., Belsey, J. 31 Dec 2022, In: Journal of Medical Economics
  • Covid-19 and Parkinson's disease: Nursing care, vaccination and impact on advanced therapies, Roszmann, A., Podlewska, A., Lau, Y., Boura, I., Hand, A. 9 Jul 2022, International Review of Neurobiology, Amsterdam, Academic Press
  • Driving and Parkinson's Disease: A Survey of the Patient's Perspective, Brock, P., Oates, L., Gray, W., Henderson, E., Mann, H., Haunton, V., Skelly, R., Hand, A., Davies, M., Walker, R. 21 Jan 2022, In: Journal of Parkinson's Disease

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  • Publication Peer-review: Journal of Medical Economics (Journal) 2022
  • Invited talk: Research Month - Novel Careers 2022
  • Oral presentation: USP Project - Data so far 2022
  • Membership of board: NIHR & Department of Health (External organisation) 2022
  • Oral presentation: World Parkinson's Day 2021
  • Consultancy: PD Masterclass 2021
  • Oral presentation: WPC Partner Highlight: Parkinson's Connect 2021
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: Cutting Edge Science for Parkinson's Clinicans 2020
  • Oral presentation: Life After Lockdown - Part 2 LIVE WEBINAR Q&A 2020
  • Oral presentation: Welcome to Life After Lockdown Part 1: Health and Wellbeing 2020

Yogini Chokeepermal-Naidu Adapting a digital intervention programme to support carers of people living with Parkinson’s Disease Start Date: 01/10/2023

Professor Hand is a clinical academic, specialising in the field of Parkinson's disease. She has worked within specialist Parkinson’s services in the UK for over 24 years, starting as the Research Associate before obtaining a nurse specialist post.  For over 17 years she worked as a Nurse Consultant in Parkinson’s.  As a clinician her main role is to support patients and their families and support a team of Parkinson’s specialist nurses. As an autonomous practitioner she is responsible for diagnosis and management of all stages of Parkinson’s.  She has worked on and been involved with multiple research studies at a local, national and international level, including non-motor symptoms, sexual dysfunction, Information Prescriptions and Care Needs in Parkinson’s.  Her doctorate focused on understanding carer stain and its relationship to care home placement for people with Parkinson’s. Annette also has the UK national role of Clinical Lead for Nursing within the Parkinson’s UK Excellence Network, as part of the clinical leadership team. This role was developed to support service improvements through education, knowledge exchange and evidence based practice and support the role of the Parkinson’s Nurse across the UK.

Annette was appointed to Professor of Nurisng - Clinical Academic in July 2021, a joint appointment between Northumbria University and Newcastle upon tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to drive a collaborative nursing, midwifery and Allied Health Professional agenda in research, education and clinical practice.

  • Health PhD December 12 2018
  • Research Methods PGDip September 01 2014
  • Nursing MA June 30 2003
  • Nursing Diploma September 01 1997
  • Nurse Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 1991

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